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Court faults PUCO on AEP's rates | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 16 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Apr 20, 2011, titled Court faults PUCO on AEP's rates | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

State utility regulators made errors that gave American Electric Power too much leeway to raise rates, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled yesterday.

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Mike Goffee

Dallas, TX

#1 Apr 20, 2011
"AEP and the PUCO took a different view of yesterday's ruling, noting that the court agreed with the agency on seven of the 10 issues.

"We're pleased with the initial outcome," said Terri Flora, spokeswoman for AEP Ohio."
Total arrogance, you broke the law, and you are happy as no-refund rule exist therefore you are profitting from your illegal acts. The PUCO staff that approved these acts should be fired.
Whatever

Pickerington, OH

#2 Apr 20, 2011
Great customer service, cannot wait until new sources of energy become available and maybe one day AEP will be a name from the past like Bear Stearn or Lehman Brothers. Greedy thieves.
zapper45701

Cleveland, OH

#3 Apr 20, 2011
I'd like my refund. I'd like my refund NOW. What, you can't? Maybe I should cut your power off. What, you don't want to do that? If I didn't pay my bill, you'd certainly be on my doorstep (or meter), and you'd cut me off today. Pay me!
Mina

Columbus, OH

#4 Apr 20, 2011
If Kasich eliminates OOCC (and you know he's going to b/c he doesn't really give a possum's patooty about you & me), then we're all screwed (again).
DrC Ohio

Columbus, OH

#5 Apr 20, 2011
Thank you Ohio Consumers Council. Too bad it looks like your funding will be slashed by more than 50% by the K-Admin. Even though that won't help the projected budget shortfall, it is clear that kasich and co. don't want you all fighting for the customer-after all that means you go after Special K's base-huge corporate interests.
Cathy

United States

#6 Apr 20, 2011
It's not so much about the $20 owed to families on average. It's about utilities doing what's right. Don't under-fund the Ohio Consumers Counsel.
Bear589

Groveport, OH

#7 Apr 20, 2011
I can accept legitimate rate increases -- no problem. I have a REAL BIG problem with ex post facto rate increases. WTF?!??!
Simple

United States

#8 Apr 20, 2011
Why should we pay attorneys to incite costly litigation that plugs up the courts for years on an issue where they cannot possibly get any return? In the private class of lawyers, winning a case and getting an award of $0 has a label. It's called losing.
Gail Glass

Blacklick, OH

#9 Apr 20, 2011
Fire all the regulators, If they can;t protect us the people of Ohio what in the hell are they doing in those jobs. John Kasich fire them.
Thunder Lizard

Chillicothe, OH

#10 Apr 20, 2011
Hey Gov want to save money. Trash the current members of the PUCO who are clearly in the backpockets of the Utility Companys. Gey some CITIZENS on it that look out for the Citizens of the State of OHIO
Fail by PUCO

Westerville, OH

#11 Apr 20, 2011
Gail Glass wrote:
Fire all the regulators, If they can;t protect us the people of Ohio what in the hell are they doing in those jobs. John Kasich fire them.
This was all done on the watch of Ted Strickland and it was his PUCO. I expect Kasich will respond to this as it was an out of line increase.
Question

Columbus, OH

#12 Apr 20, 2011
If they overcharged us, why no refund????
Collateral Damage

Lewis Center, OH

#13 Apr 20, 2011
I agree with Special K, cut funding of the OCC and while he's at it why not the PUCO. Why should I have to pay taxes for this needless oversight of the free enterprise system? It's time for smaller government and lower taxes.
Miracle

Columbus, OH

#14 Apr 20, 2011
It's a miracle! No one has somehow found a way to blame Obama for this!
Just The Facts

Columbus, OH

#15 Apr 20, 2011
Simple wrote:
Why should we pay attorneys to incite costly litigation that plugs up the courts for years on an issue where they cannot possibly get any return? In the private class of lawyers, winning a case and getting an award of $0 has a label. It's called losing.
The bigger part of this story that you apparently missed was that the company was going to charge nearly half a Billion dollars more over time. They already bilked consumers for $67 M, and were poised to get another $500 million plus as a result of the PUCO decision. Were it NOT for the OCC raising the question of the overall legality of these charges, you'd continue to pay for that over the next several years.

Looks like you'd be the loser here, if the OCC loses its funding and can no longer try to curtail an out of control commission that has cozied up to the utilities.
Columbus is good fun

Columbus, OH

#16 Apr 20, 2011
So is this how AEP gets all their revenue to "donate" millions to the city for things such as the Scito Mile and the just announced music tent at the Columbus Commons park?

Columbus is good fun!

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